Michelle Fishburne presents WHO WE ARE NOW: STORIES OF WHAT AMERICANS LOST AND FOUND, with Aaron Keck


Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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The human stories behind the headlines
Michelle did the unthinkable during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: she motor-homed 12,000 miles all over the United States and sat down with hundreds of people face to face. People shared what their lives were like, what made them struggle, and what surprised them. The personal histories in this book show a diversity of American lives, from the young college student who finds unexpected fame on TikTok to a special-education teacher sharing the challenges of remote learning. Everyone's story is different. Some, like Fishburne, lost their jobs. Others lost family, friends, and even their own health and well-being. And yet among the difficulties, many found something that had eluded them before the pandemic. These testimonies offer a glimpse into what people across America lost and found during the pandemic's critical first year. Fishburne lets us hear people's stories as if we were there, in real time, at the beginning of COVID-19, when employment was uncertain, schools were online, and American life more unpredictable than ever before.

Michelle Fishburne is a full-time digital nomad, splitting her time between her 2006 motor home, Airbnbs, and the occasional house-sitting gig.

Aaron Keck is a writer, radio anchor, commentator, comedian, and PhD. He hosts "This Morning With Aaron Keck" on WCHLChapelboro.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Who We Are Now: Stories of What Americans Lost and Found During the Covid-19 Pandemic (Documentary Arts and Culture) By Michelle Fishburne Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469671239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 14th, 2023